• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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    Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Lakebed fires and other forms of open flame, like tiki torches, are still prohibited. More »

Land of Many Opportunists: The Game of Species Survival

Walleye are both a popular sport fish and an invasive species at Lake Roosevelt

Walleye: popular sport fish and invasive species.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Program Requirements:
An area outdoors where the grass is very thin; dirt area with some small gravel size rocks OK. The ground needs to camouflage dried beans, but not bury them. Minimum 60 foot square area.

Program Overview:
Students learn how aggressive exotic species take advantage of a wide range of resources in order to expand their range and compete in a nonnative habitat. This program features a relay action game of survival. Each team represents an animal in our natural world and try to survive as a species.

Grade: 3rd-8th
Chaperone Ratio:
1:8 (minimum 4 chaperones)
Group Size:
Minimum: 8, Maximum: 60
Program Time:
Variable
Program Length:
1 hour

Fill out our reservation form to arrange a program or contact our education specialist for more information.

Did You Know?

fire fighter looking at a stand of ponderosas that have become a wildfire danger

Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.